Washington County, Texas Records
Washington County, Texas (Map It) was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties. Was originally named Tenehaw County, it was created on July 18, 1835 from Austin County and Liberty County, established as a municipality by Mexico. This county was named for George Washington, the first president of the United States (1789–1797) .
Washington County is bordered by Brazos County (north), Grimes County (northeast), Waller County (east), Austin County (south), Fayette County (southwest), Lee County (west), Burleson County (northwest).
Washington County Cities and Towns include Brenham, Burton..
A Map of Washington County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Washington County, Texas Courthouse Records
Washington County, TX Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Washington county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Washington County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1837, Land Records from 1832, Probate Records from 1837 and Court Records from 1840. The County Clerk's office is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
- Washington County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Washington County, Texas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Texas Census Substitute Records: 1820-1890
- State Population Schedules: Republic of Texas Poll Lists for 1846
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Washington County, Texas Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from 1903 to present.
- Marriage Records: available from the County Clerk
- Divorce Records: available from the Clerk of District Court
- Locations: Texas Department of State Health Services
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756; (888) 963-7111 or (512) 458-7111
Washington County, Texas Resources
- Heritage Society of Washington County
- Washington County Genealogical Society
- Washington Co. Records Available on Microfilm
- Washington County, Texas Message Boards
Washington County, Texas External Links
- Texas Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Texas (1813 - 1993)
- Washington County, Texas Books - Amazon
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Washington Co., Texas - FindaGrave
- Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection
- History of Washington County
- The history of Brenham and Washington County
- Washington Co., Texas Almanac
- Texas county histories : a bibliography
- Washington County History
- Washington County, Texas Links - Cyndi's List
- Washington Co. TXGenweb
- Washington County, Texas Ancestry Database Collections
- Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989
- Texas General Land Office Map Collection
- Washington County, Texas Military Records